The Edmonton Oilers have placed Kyle Turris in the COVID protocol, likely taking him out of consideration for their game this weekend against the Ottawa Senators. If Turris tested positive he’ll be kept out a minimum of five days.
While Oilers fans aren’t wishing him any ill health, they also likely won’t be that disappointed by the announcement that Turris is coming out of the lineup. The 32-year-old forward has just four points in 21 games this season and just nine since he arrived in Edmonton in 2020.
Once a dynamic offensive player, Turris is far from that at this point in his career and averages fewer than nine minutes of ice time when he does get into the lineup. His absence now is only painful because of the number of other missing players they have. Warren Foegele, Tyler Benson, Brendan Perlini, Kailer Yamamoto, Josh Archibald, Dylan Holloway, Slater Koekkoek, Evan Bouchard, and Ilya Konovalov are also all in the protocol, while Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is injured.